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June 21, 2011

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Video Tutorials: Using Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium—NEW TUTORIAL ADDED!
Litepanels Upgrades Sola ENG Fresnel Kit with New AC/DC Adapter, D-Tap Power Cable
Panasonic Debuts New Shouldermount Entry-Level AVCHD Cam
Bella Puts Out Call for Second-Round Beta-Testing Program for New Multimedia Software
Sound Devices Premieres New PIX Portable A/V Recorders
PluralEyes Plug-in Brings A/V Sync Automation to Grass Valley EDIUS
JVC Shows GY-HM750U ProHD Cam at InfoComm 2011

Video Tutorials: Using Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium—NEW TUTORIAL ADDED!

Adobe Photoshop Content AwareAdobe Premiere Pro Merge ClipsAdobe Medie Encoder CS5.5Roundrip Pro Audio Editing in Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium Adobe After Effects CS5.5 Warp StabilizerAdobe Encore CS5.5

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Kicking off EventDV.tv's new series of video tutorials exploring key new features of Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium that are likely to have the most impact on event filmmakers' postproduction workflow, instructor extraordinaire Luisa Winters explains the ingenious audio/video sync functionality of Premiere Pro CS5.5's new Merge Clips feature, while video production, compression, and streaming expert Jan Ozer discusses the most powerful new elements of Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5. NEW TUTORIAL ADDED: USING PHOTOSHOP'S CONTENT AWARE FILL WITH AFTER EFFECTS—Adobe certified trainer Luisa Winters explains how to remove unwanted elements from video clips using Photoshop's ingenious Content Aware Fill feature in conjunction with After Effects to make it appear as if those elements were never there. Go to page 2 to see Jan Ozer's Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5 tutorial. Go to page 3 to see Jan Ozer's Roundtrip Pro Audio Editing with Adobe Audition and Premiere Pro CS5.5 tutorial. Go to page 4 to see Shawn Lam's Stabilize Your Footage with After Effects Warp Stabilizer tutorial. SEE MORE OF EVENTDV ON VIMEO

USING PHOTOSHOP'S CONTENT AWARE FILL WITH AFTER EFFECTS

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SYNCING AUDIO AND VIDEO USING PREMIERE PRO CS5.5'S NEW MERGE CLIPS FEATURE
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WHAT'S NEW ADOBE MEDIA ENCODER CS5.5? BY JAN OZER

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ROUNDTRIP PRO AUDIO EDITING WITH ADOBE AUDITION AND ADOBE PREMIERE PRO CS5.5 BY JAN OZER

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Litepanels Upgrades Sola ENG Fresnel Kit with New AC/DC Adapter, D-Tap Power Cable

Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand, has added even more versatility to their award-winning on-camera LED Fresnel light. The upgraded Sola ENG now operates on battery or AC power thanks to the newly included AC/DC Adapter. Additionally, the new Sola ENG kit features a detachable D-Tap power cable, and stand adapter bracket so it is quick and easy to mount on either a camera or a stand.

The daylight balanced Solas provide great controllability and light shaping properties including variable beam control from a 70° flood to a 10° spot but utilize just a fraction of the power of standard fixtures. Employing a proprietary 3” (7.62cm) Fresnel lens, it draws just 30 Watts yet produces light levels equivalent to a 250W tungsten.

Litepanels’ Sola Fresnels feature instant dimming from 100% to 0 with no noticeable color shift. The Sola ENG provides ergonomic manual focus and dimming via lens-style rotating control. Output is fully flicker free, and remains consistent even as the battery voltage goes down.

Designed for both on-camera and off-camera mounting, the Sola ENG is only 4” x 4” x 5” (102mm x 102mm x 127mm) and weighs just 10 ounces (.28kg).

Litepanels Sola ENG fixtures are available now, worldwide through the Litepanels dealer network. The package includes: Sola ENG LED Fresnel light, two leaf barn doors, three gels (1/4 Correction, Full Correction, Diffusion), AC Power Supply with power cord, Stand Adapter Bracket, Detachable D-Tap DC Power Cable, Shoe Ball Mount and adapter. For more information on Litepanels HD-friendly LED lighting systems, contact Litepanels, Inc., 16152 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406, Phone: 818/752-7009, Fax: 818/752-2437 Email: info@litepanels.com, http://www.litepanels.com

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Panasonic Debuts New Shouldermount Entry-Level AVCHD Cam

Panasonic Solutions Company today announced the introduction of the AG-AC7PJ, a versatile, low-cost professional AVCHD shoulder-mount camcorder. Featuring Full HD (1920x1080) and SD Memory Card recording (480i) to SDHC/SDXC media, the AC7PJ is highly compact at under four pounds, offers stable, shoulder-mount shooting and comes complete with a large grip and zoom lever, as well as a wide-diameter, manual focus ring for smooth, precise operation.

With a high-resolution 3.32-megapixel ¼.1-in. MOS imager, multiple recording formats and intuitive professional functionality, the AC7PJ is ideal for entry-level professionals and will carry a suggested list price of only $1,300. The camcorder can also take 2.1 megapixel still images (1920 x 1080 in 16:9) and store them as standard JPEGs on an SD card. AVCHD recordings and stills can be directly played back from an SD card on a wide range of low-cost players including Panasonic Blu-ray Disc players, laptop PCs and advanced game consoles.

The camcorder’s wide-angle 38.5.8mm lens (35mm equivalent) facilitates panoramic capture and shooting in confined spaces. The AC7PJ’s Intelligent Zoom function enables telephoto shots at up to 23x magnification, with images maintaining clear, beautiful HD image quality. The Intelligent Zoom mode utilizes hybrid Image stabilization that combines both optical and electronic stabilization of the image.

Because the AVCHD format-based AC7PJ uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 high profile encoding – which provides a doubling of bandwidth efficiency and improved video performance over the older MPEG-2 compression based formats– recordings look clean and crisp, without image degradation or dropouts.

The AC7PJ supports six recording modes, including, in 1080i HD, the high-quality HA mode (approx.17 Mbps), the HG mode (approx.13 Mbps), the HX mode (approx. 9 Mbps), the HE mode (approx. 5 Mbps), and, for 480i SD shooting, the SA mode (approx.9 Mbps) and SX mode (approx. 4.5 Mbps). The camcorder can record for up to 8 ½ hours on a single 64GB SDXC card in the HA mode. AVCHD is supported by a wide range of editing options, including Apple Final Cut Pro 7.0.3 or later, Adobe Premier Pro CS5 or later and Grass Valley Edius Neo 2 booster or later.

The camcorder boasts several automatic features tailored to the beginning videographer. The powerful Intelligent Auto (iA) function senses the shooting conditions and automatically identifies the settings and activates functionality that will deliver optimal results. iA controls the hybrid Image Stabilization, as well as Intelligent Contrast to retain a natural contrast and Intelligent Scene Selector to assess a setting and switch the scene mode accordingly. The AC7PJ also incorporates a Wind Noise Canceller that automatically detects and suppresses wind noise only, achieving natural sounds with lifelike ambience.

A variety of manual functions, affording shooters enhanced creativity, includes Manual Focus, Manual Iris, Manual Shutter Speed, Manual White Balance and On-Screen Assist Functions (Zebra Pattern/Luminance Level/Histogram).

The AC7PJ is touch-screen driven, with controls set simply by touching the 2.7-inch LCD screen, making operation intuitive and easy. The camcorder comes standard with HDMI output, USB 2.0, analog component (BNC x 3) output, A/V output, two channels of Dolby digital audio, and a built-in stereo microphone as well as a 3.5 mm external mic-in jack.

For editing or playback, professionals can transfer content by inserting the SD Card into Mac or PC computers or by connecting the camcorder directly via its USB 2.0 interface.

The supplied battery provides more than four and a half hours of continuous recording. Using the optional VW-VBG6 battery extends shooting time to more than 11 hours.

The AG-AC7PJ is available now.

http://www.panasonic.com/broadcast.

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Bella Puts Out Call for Second-Round Beta-Testing Program for New Multimedia Software

Bella Corporation, a leading provider of time-saving multimedia products and tools today announced that it is calling for beta testers for a second round beta test of an upcoming software release that has yet to be announced.

Round Two Beta Program Information:

  • Computer users of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to take part in this beta.
  • This beta program is for Windows OS users only.
  • To sign up, provide your information no later than June 18, 2011 at: http://www.Bella-USA.com/Beta
  • This round of beta testing will run for approximately two weeks, ending on July 1, 2011.

http://www.Bella-USA.com

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Sound Devices Premieres New PIX Portable A/V Recorders

Sound Devices, experts in portable hard-disk recording for audio, is presenting its first portable video recorder at InfoComm 2011 (Booth 2274). Sound Devices brings its audio recording technology to video with the introduction of the PIX line of recorders, consisting of two products — PIX 220 and PIX 240.

“Sound Devices has taken the next step and introduced high-performance video along with high performance audio with our new PIX recorders,” says Matt Anderson, director of engineering for Sound Devices. “While our existing products have become the audio recorders of choice for countless productions worldwide, their superior design, reliability and support have now been extended into our new video products with the introduction of the PIX 220 and PIX 240. AV professionals now have an all-in-one product for their audio/video recording needs.”

The new PIX 220 and PIX 240 connects to cameras with HDMI and records directly to QuickTime using Apple’s ProRes or optionally, Avid’s DNxHD codec. Since PIX recorders use ProRes and DNxHD, files recorded in the field can be used directly in post-production, making the workflow simple and fast. The PIX 240 adds even more flexibility, with its HD-SDI input and simultaneous HD-SDI and HDMI outputs.

The audio circuitry on the PIX 220 and PIX 240 was based on Sound Devices’ award-winning 7-Series digital audio recorders. The low-noise (-128 dBu EIN), high headroom, high-bandwidth inputs are mic/line switchable and include limiters, high-pass filters and phantom power.

PIX 240 includes a built-in Ambient Clockit time code generator/reader with Genlock output for multi-camera and double-system sound applications. The source time code can be derived from the HD-SDI stream, from an external source, or from the built-in generator in PIX 240. Additional features include digital audio inputs on AES3, and an external eSATAp connection for direct connection to large SATA storage volumes.

Both PIX 220 and PIX 240 include generous five-inch, 800x480 pixel LCD displays. This display is essential in the field and it gives immediate confirmation of recording, playback, audio metering and Setup Menu selections. A side panel rotary control and four front-panel buttons provide quick access to setup options while the large, illuminated, tactile record controls give instant confirmation of recording status.

PIX recorders are built with a metalized, molded carbon-fiber chassis and are powered by external 10-18 VDC or two removable Sony L-battery mount power supplies.

Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital recorders and related audio equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news-gathering, and acoustical test and measurement applications. The twelve-year old company designs and manufactures from their Reedsburg, Wisconsin headquarters with additional offices in Madison, WI and Highland Park, IL. For more information, visit the Sound Devices website, http://www.sounddevices.com

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PluralEyes Plug-in Brings A/V Sync Automation to Grass Valley EDIUS

Singular Software™, developer of workflow automation applications for digital media, is pleased to announce that PluralEyes® has added Grass Valley's EDIUS® to its list of supported non-linear editing applications.

PluralEyes offers critical workflow automation tools for analyzing media content and synchronizing audio and video clips. The new PluralEyes release for EDIUS provides an array of features for managing multi-camera, multi-take, and dual-system audio productions for seamless integration into existing EDIUS workflows. "We had an overwhelming response from the Grass Valley community to add EDIUS to our list of compatible hosts," says Bruce Sharpe, CEO of Singular Software. "PluralEyes speeds up the entire synchronization process with frame accuracy, regardless of the intricacy of the project or its camera and or audio quality. We look forward to helping EDIUS users get home early with the time-saving capabilities of our award-winning synchronization tool."

About PluralEyes
The PluralEyes application dramatically accelerates the workflow for multi-camera, multi-take and dual-system audio productions. By analyzing audio information, PluralEyes synchronizes audio and video clips automatically, without the need for timecode, clappers or other special preparation.

A fan favorite among video producers of all skill levels; PluralEyes can be used for a wide range of projects, from weddings and live events to documentaries, commercials, indie films and more. Director and cinematographer Rob Castiglione (http://www.robcastiglione.com) frequently utilizes PluralEyes for his dual-system shoots. Rob comments, "…Everything is always synced up perfectly on every take. [PluralEyes] is a genuine solution that liberates filmmakers from worrying about the technical stuff. It is one of the best pieces of software that I have ever purchased."

PluralEyes for EDIUS Availability and Pricing
PluralEyes for EDIUS is available to purchase at an introductory price of $119 USD
until July 15, 2011 via the Singular Software website: http://www.singularsoftware.com/buy.html. The regular price is $149 USD.

Students and instructors can benefit from Singular Software's academic discount of 50%, which can be applied to individual purchases of PluralEyes. For volume orders, please contact sales@singularsoftware.com.

Want to try before you buy? A trial version of PluralEyes for EDIUS is available. It is free and fully functional for 30 days. The trial version can be downloaded at: http://www.singularsoftware.com/downloads.html

Other PluralEyes Versions

PluralEyes currently supports Final Cut® Pro, Media Composer®, Premiere® Pro and Sony® Vegas Pro software. To purchase an existing version, please visit the Singular Software website (http://www.singularsoftware.com/buy.html).

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JVC Shows GY-HM750U ProHD Cam at InfoComm 2011

JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today unveiled the new GY-HM710U ProHD camcorder – a cost effective choice for event coverage, documentaries, ENG news, and educational applications – at InfoComm 2011 (Booth 1062), which runs through June 17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

The compact, shoulder-mount camcorder has a similar body style and many of the same features of the GY-HM750U that was introduced earlier this year, but does not include the option to attach external modules for additional functionality.

Using the same 3-CCD imaging system found in the GY-HM750U, the GY-HM710U records 1920x1080 HD footage in 1080p and 1080i at 25 Mbps or 35 Mbps. JVC’s native file recording technology allows recording in ready-to-edit file formats for Apple Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere (.MOV), as well as other major NLE systems (.MP4), to non-proprietary SDHC cards. For legacy applications, the camcorder can also record SD footage (480i) as standard DV files (.AVI or .MOV).

“Not everyone needs the modular functionality of some of our more advanced ProHD models,” said Craig Yanagi, national marketing and brand manager. “The new GY-HM710U strikes the perfect balance between features and affordability without sacrificing image quality or the industry’s fastest and most efficient workflow.”

The GY-HM710U features a standard bayonet lens mount and ships with a Canon 14:1 lens. It also includes extensive image customization modes, JVC’s patented Focus Assist, and a 20-second Pre Rec (retro cache) feature, which continuously records and stores footage in cache memory and helps prevent missed shots of breaking events. Other features include a high resolution (1.22 million pixel) LCOS viewfinder and 4.3-inch flip-out LCD monitor, plus two XLR audio inputs with phantom power and manual audio level controls with audio meter.

The GY-HM710U is available now at a suggested list price of $6,495.

http://pro.jvc.com

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